Portland OR

In 2015, Portland City Council unanimously reaffirmed its commitment to a set of Sustainability Principles and Objectives by updating a policy framework first created in 1994. As a result, City staff continue to work collaboratively by reducing waste, water, toxins and energy consumption within city-owned buildings and infrastructure. They also promote sustainable operations by purchasing low-carbon fuels, renewable energy, ecoroofs and more. 

Portland OR Portland, OR, USA
Oct 28, 2019
Full time
The Position The   Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS)   is seeking a   Business Services Program Lead . This individual will help build on existing green business efforts and take business services in new directions. The ideal candidate will be adept at leading with equity and managing for change. They will have experience building and maintaining trusting relationships with communities of color and responding to community needs. They can readily identify and articulate opportunities, define and champion a vision for change, and scale up new initiatives. The Business Services Program Lead will manage the Sustainability at Work program. This includes monitoring program performance, tracking budget, managing data, ensuring goals are met, reporting outcomes, analyzing challenges and managing partnerships. This individual will support businesses in implementing green solutions and championing climate action goals in their communities. They will also direct the work of other City staff providing this assistance. The ideal candidate will have experience engaging and supporting diverse businesses, and a desire to meet businesses in the community where they live and work. We anticipate changes to Sustainability at Work and existing green business efforts as a result of Metro's Regional 2030 Waste Plan and the City of Portland Climate Action Plan update. These plans aim to create equitable community benefits that dramatically reduce carbon emissions and conserve natural resources. The ideal candidate will come to this position with ideas and understanding that are not steeped in traditional or mainstream ideas on climate and environment. The Business Services Program Lead will be expected to attend community meetings and functions outside of regular work hours, such as nights and weekends. About the Bureau The Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability develops creative and practical solutions to enhance Portland's livability, preserve distinctive places and plan for a resilient future.  In collaboration with community partners, we provide: comprehensive land use, neighborhood, economic, historic and environmental planning, and urban design; research, policy and technical services to advance green building, energy efficiency and the use of solar and renewable energy, waste prevention, composting and recycling, and a sustainable food system; policy and actions to address climate change; and policy, projects and outreach related to the Smart City PDX program. We are committed to advancing equity as a means of achieving prosperous, healthy, resilient communities.  https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/ BPS values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization.  We encourage candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities to apply. Although not required, BPS encourages candidates that can fluently speak more than one language to include that information in your resume. BPS offers an excellent benefits package, flexible work schedules and support for training and skills development in a positive, engaging and creative work environment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com !